Head of Growing the Game
Debra was appointed in 2011 as North Wales Regional Manager and implemented the new Regional Structure and partnership development. She has recently been appointed as Head of Growing the Game.
Debra has had an active role in hockey playing, volunteering and coaching for over 20 years. Now with a National focus, she will be working with and supporting Hockey Wales' volunteers, clubs and partners to grow the game across Wales.
Dan is one of the newest members to the Hockey Wales team joining us from Welsh Rugby League in 2013. Leading developments across Tiers 2-4 working closely with the different performance squads and managers and ensuring the 360° Hockey Centres are embedded as a strong start to developing our future talent. Dan’s remit is to ensure they have everything they need to compete at the highest level possible.
Hannah has been working with Hockey Wales since she left University in 2011 following a year's employability placement with the organisation. If she's not in work, you'll find her in the gym, walking Boo or sunning herself in Cyprus!
Amanda comes back to Hockey Wales after spending time working with Cardiff County Council in the Sports Development department. Starting her career as a Hockey Development Officer before going on the become Workforce Manager, Amand now takes on the roles of Regional Delviery Manager for the South West, as well as taking the lead on Coaching Development.
Richard has been with the organisation now for over 2 years. Richard started his sports development career in Newport, where, after 12 years he was appointed Sports Development Manager. Following on from this he spent 10 months with Sport Wales as a Senior Sports Development Officer. Richard has a passion for a range of sports with his main pursuit outside of work being tennis. He has competed at County level and continues to coach tennis at his local club.
In his 2 years at Hockey Wales Richard has been instrumental in developing 6 regional PODs and the South Wales Regional Hockey Board. Richard has also led the organisation through the Preliminary level of the Equality Standard for Sport and is currently helping the organisation work towards the insport Ribbon. Richard has developed and implemented a number of club development programmes including CLUB LIFE, the National Club Open Weekend and #Hocktober.
Nicci is the Hockey Agent for Conwy, she describes herself as some who “eats, sleeps and breaths hockey” and holds the honour of playing for Wales against Malaysia once!
Emma is really looking forward to representing Hockey Wales as an agent in North East Wales. She is interested in many sports including long distance running, hopes to encourage and support all spectrums of ability and enjoys meeting new people and promoting enjoyment and achievement to all.
Appointed in May, Scott Roberts is the new hockey agent for Denbighshire and Wrexham. Scott came to us from social enterprise and Hockey Wales partner Vi-Ability. Scott has come for a football background and is looking for a new challenge in Hockey.
Helen is the Hockey Agent for Swansea & Llanelli and joins us after being off for a few months having her first child. Playing her hockey from school she was also part of a European Silver Medal Swansea Ladies team. She thinks the best things about playing Hockey are meeting great people and keeping fit and healthy!
Helen will be on maternity leave untl mid-2016.
Rae is the Hockey Agent for Carmarthenshire and says that having the privilege of being able to support, promote and spread the word about Hockey is bonus enough! Having been a lifelong player (competitively and just to keep in shape) Rae would love to see more youngsters pick up a stick and get involved in Hockey!
Charlie has enjoyed hockey from a young age. She wants to enable children to partake in hockey and gain the hockey and life skills that she has through playing hockey. An objective of hers is to see children play and enjoy hockey.
Judith is the Hockey Agent for Central South Wales and lists working with schools and helping younger athletes as some of the most rewarding parts of her job. She believes that hockey has become a far more accessible sport than it was previously and is delighted to see more players take part, year on year!
Bev is the Hockey Agent for Caerphilly and Merthyr Tydfil, she describes her self as someone who is “…passionate about hockey” and she loves helping pass her experience on to the players and coaches she works with. A proud member of the Welsh Women’s International Veterans Team, Bev wont often be found without a hockey stick in her hand!
James is the Hockey Agent for South East Wales who is a keen, enthusiastic player / coach and looks forward to working with clubs and sports officers all over the region. Hockey is his passion and is very focused in developing the game to all abilities and ages!
Chris Brewer is the longest serving member of Hockey Wales. He has been involved in the organisation since July 2000 but has been involved with Hockey in Wales since his school days. During work hours Chris is involved in managing the day to day running of the organisation, finances as well as being involved in competitions. Outside of work, Chris can be found running around in a yellow polo shirt with a whistle or behind a technical officials desk at events in Wales, the UK and abroad.
Jane has been working for Hockey Wales for the last three years, but has been a Hockey Volunteer for a lot longer. Jane's volunteering roles include the South Region Women's Competitions Group, Treasurer of South Wales Youth Hockey and Treasurer and Trustee of Friends of Welsh Hockey.
Head of Commercial and Business
Team - Corporate
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 029-2033-4982
Mobile - 07974-783753
Twitter - @burgess_owen
Owen has worked in commercial sponsorship sales and business development roles in both the UK and Asia. Owen has most recently been at Glamorgan Cricket where he played a key role in developing and implementing the community strategy to ensure more people were enthused to play, follow and attend cricket in Wales. A keen sportsman, Owen plays cricket and rugby and spends the majority of his spare time cycling.
Team - Corporate
Phone - 029-2033-4993
Email - email@example.com
Phil joined Hockey Wales in August 2014 as North Wales Business Support Officer and moved roles in April 2015 to Workforce Officer. Phil has a sporting background playing a high level of football, before concentrating on volleyball, where he represented his country and competed in the National League for over 25 years. Phill has a good understanding of workforce, having coached for over 20 years and holds his FIVB Level 2 International License. He has coached at Junior National Squad level, and was also Head Coach for the Welsh Ladies National Team.
Phil's previous career was in Sport and Exercise Coaching, where he specialised as an Exercise Therapist in 1999. He is a qualified Kinesio Tape Instructor, Practitioner and Tutor and maintains his CPD in this area. His hobbies still involve sport and he plays squash and racketball in the North West Counties Leagues, Veterans Cricket and Local League Volleyball.
Communications and Events Officer
Team - Corporate
Phone - 029-2033-4983
Mobile - 07837 448963
Rebecca joins Hockey Wales with a breadth of experience across commuications, marketing and events in elite sport. Through her previous roles at a sports agency and brand, she has worked with a number of national governing bodies, including Team GB as an Olympic Games press officer. Her passion for promoting sport comes from her belief in sport for a powerful vehicle for transforming lives, stemming fro her own involvement in competitive sport as a national level swimmer and having specialised in sociology and media in sport at Loughborough University.